Hemorrhoids & Pregnancy

Most women know what to expect as their bodies change during pregnancy—nausea, weight gain, fatigue. But there’s another common side effect that isn’t as openly discussed—hemorrhoids. Dr. C. Stone Mitchell, Medical Director at Premier Surgical Associates Hemorrhoid Treatment Center in Knoxville, says, “We see a lot of pregnant women and we reassure them that developing […]

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East Tennessee Resources For Breast Cancer Surgery

A breast cancer diagnosis is often received with shock, which may be followed shortly by confusion. The questions about what types of treatment are advisable and where to receive them can seem endless. The Breast Services physicians of Premier Surgical Associates in Knoxville have great compassion for each breast cancer patient who feels lost with […]

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Easy Steps To Prevent Varicose Veins

At Premier Vein Clinics of Knoxville, many patients with varicose veins want to know how they can prevent more veins from developing, or how they can prevent the ones they have from getting worse. The first step to an action plan for preventing or managing varicose veins is to understand the common risk factors that […]

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What’s The Difference Between a Lumpectomy and a Mastectomy?

According to the American Cancer Society, an estimated 240,00 new cases of invasive breast cancer were  diagnosed in 2015. Because breast cancer is the second leading cause of cancer deaths among women following lung cancer, knowing your treatment options is crucial to recovery. The Premier Surgical Associates physicians know how important it is to offer […]

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A proven way to treat hemorrhoids

If you’re suffering with persistent hemorrhoids, it is likely you are searching for any and all options for relieving your pain or discomfort. The good news is that there is a proven way to treat most hemorrhoids that is non-surgical, effective, and quick! Non-surgical hemorrhoid treatment If you’ve searched for treatment options for any length […]

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What You Need To Know About Colorectal Cancer Screening

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, colorectal cancer is the second leading cause of cancer deaths in the US, affecting both men and women. However, screening tests can help prevent colorectal cancer by finding and removing any precancerous abnormal growths called polyps early, when treatment is the most effective. Screening can also […]

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CeDAR App is a Free Resource for Hernia Patients

Surgery for a complex hernias is often an intricate repair and the success rate depends in large part on the overall health of the patient. The physicians at Premier Surgical Associates know that preparing patients to make health changes before surgery is crucial to a successful outcome, and offer a tool targeted specifically to complex […]

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Early Detection Is Your Key To Melanoma Survival

According to the American Cancer Society, cancer of the skin is by far the most common of all cancers. Melanoma accounts for less than 2% of those cases but causes the most skin cancer deaths. The other two forms of skin cancer, basal cell carcinoma and squamous cell carcinoma can typically be treated or removed […]

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“N.E.W. U” Prepares Patients For Successful Complex Hernia Surgery

According to the Food and Drug Administration, hernia repair is one of the most common surgeries performed in the United States. Over one million American undergo some type of hernia surgery annually. Small hernia repairs are common and are usually performed as outpatient surgery. But if a patient has a very large hernia, has had […]

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